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  1. Soupie replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    We'll just have to disagree. I think both theories (materialism and idealism) have their problems, but disagree that they are isomorphic.

    Mar 23, 2017 at 2:15 AM
  2. Jim Oberg replied to the thread Martyn Stubbs and the NASA Transmissions.

    I've pointed out before that you remain clueless about even what is being talked about by the astronauts and Mission Control, with a passion to piecemeal-misinterpret things you see and hear to fit your pre-existing vision of what must be going...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:55 AM
  3. marduk liked ChrisJohnsen's post in the thread March 19, 2017 — Dr. Robert Davis and Dr. Maree Batchelor.

    Wow (stunned silence). First of all, I'm very happy for you (and Mrs. S) that initial results seem promising. What an unsuspected, yet pleasant, development. Here's to hoping there are many more promising (and lucrative) developments over time!

    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:17 AM
  4. marduk liked Gene Steinberg's post in the thread March 19, 2017 — Dr. Robert Davis and Dr. Maree Batchelor.

    Well, speaking of which: I'm not accepting any particular explanation as to why it would or should work. Maybe it's just a focal point for one's personal energy and creativity. Let me put it this way: The results are promising. If you know what...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:17 AM
  5. marduk liked ChrisJohnsen's post in the thread March 19, 2017 — Dr. Robert Davis and Dr. Maree Batchelor.

    Speaking of New Age woo woo, how is your magical Radionics Box working out Gene? When can we expect a full report on its efficacy?

    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:17 AM
  6. Jim Oberg replied to the thread Martyn Stubbs and the NASA Transmissions.

    I've pointed out before that you remain clueless about even what is being talked about by the astronauts and Mission Control, with a passion to pieemeal-misinterpret things you see and hear to fit your pre-existing vision of what must be going...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:02 AM
  7. pixelsmith replied to the thread The Official Paracast Political Thread! — Part Four.

    They will die from global warming anyway right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:00 AM
  8. Gene Steinberg replied to the thread The Official Paracast Political Thread! — Part Four.

    And bye-bye medical care for 14 million people by next year. Is that what you want? How many people are going to die as the result of this foolish attempt to give rich people yet another huge tax cut? And that's what it's all about. It has...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50 AM
  9. Gene Steinberg replied to the thread March 19, 2017 — Dr. Robert Davis and Dr. Maree Batchelor.

    Well, speaking of which: I'm not accepting any particular explanation as to why it would or should work. Maybe it's just a focal point for one's personal energy and creativity. Let me put it this way: The results are promising. If you know what...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:48 AM
  10. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    By the way, I really like saying "isomorphic".

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:45 AM
  11. pixelsmith replied to the thread The Official Paracast Political Thread! — Part Four.

    Buh bye Obamacare Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:44 AM
  12. Martyn Stubbs replied to the thread Martyn Stubbs and the NASA Transmissions.

    I am pointing out that an object was reported seen in front of an astronaut & he is informed.."there is an object right in front of you"..& we see it too on the video! There is no NASA report of a camera being 'down' with an detached & escaping...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:33 AM
  13. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    [MEDIA] John Dupré - Wikipedia

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:08 AM
  14. marduk replied to the thread August 21, 2016 — Paul Davids.

    Blood on the shroud means nothing. It is readily available. Pigment proves it was screwed with. And it has reasonably been replicated via different means such as acid pigmentation, bas relief, and other means such as a medieval version of...

    Mar 23, 2017 at 12:02 AM
  15. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    Both theories are inadequate in isomorphic ways. Until either shows even promise of making ground on their hard problem we should put them aside and see what else there is to say about consciousness.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 11:45 PM
  16. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    The last half dozen paragraphs are dynamite.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 11:33 PM
  17. Soupie replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    1) But physics, so far, does not incorporate consciousness. 2) The forces and properties may be all here is. There may be no matter there. It's forces and properties all the waaaaay down and all the way up.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 11:33 PM
  18. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    Fascinating! This ties in with a movement in robotics BEAM and Dreyfus' Heidiggerean critique of GOFAI.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:56 PM
  19. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    Can these views be classed as "conscious reductivist" views? If so, we need to be prepared to defend them from challenges to reductionism.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:52 PM
  20. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    "The ontologic framework of Fundamental Awareness proposed here assumes that non-dual Awareness is foundational to the universe, not arising from the interactions or structures of higher level phenomena. The framework allows comparison and...

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:50 PM
  21. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    Conscious Agents should know.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:47 PM
  22. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    I don't think that's quite right. Physics offers a story consistent with known forces and properties. And vice-versa ... known forces and properties point to a singularity. But consciousness as fundamental doesn't point to any material events as...

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:46 PM
  23. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    Then how do we overcome it so that we can transcend time and space?

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:43 PM
  24. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    Can you just sum it up?

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:40 PM
  25. Soupie replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    For the same reason that matter would have a Big Bang. Which is to say who knows.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:39 PM
  26. Red liked Ron Away's post in the thread Official funny stuff — Part 2.

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  27. smcder attached a file to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    So why the illusion? Why would consciousness have a Big Bang ... you know, when it could like, chill man? [ATTACH]

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  28. Soupie replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    When human subjects appeared.

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:28 PM
  29. smcder replied to the thread Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 9.

    "Although the above analysis takes up the example of the human arm, it treats the arm in terms of merely vital behaviour, that is, it treats it on an organic level, in abstraction from the totality of the perceptual field and being in the world....

    Mar 22, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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